Homes & Gardens

Lawyer Turned Gallery Owner Brings Contemporary Australian Art To The World

Allison Bellinger cheerfully admits she knew nothing about running an art gallery when she opened her exhibition space in the centre of Inverell in rural northern NSW. The town is better known for agriculture and gemstones than a passing parade of potential art investors. But the former Sydney lawyer trusted her instincts and long interest in art and aesthetics and, in 2016, […]

The Perfect Australian Experience In Sydney

 The Perfect Australian Experience In Sydney Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens offers a smorgasbord of opportunities to learn more about Aboriginal heritage, culture and connection to country. They say it’s a dull day when you don’t learn something new. Spend a fraction of it on one of Sydney’s Royal Botanic Garden’s Aboriginal-guided tours and you’ll come […]

Les and Elaine Musgrave: A Relationship Grown in the Garden

With his passion for plants and her talent for painting, Les and Elaine Musgrave have developed a blossoming creative collaboration. By Meryl Hancock, photography Ken Brass Away from city madness in a pocket of the Southern Highlands known as Wildes Meadow, sits a five-acre (two-hectare) patch of idyllic cultivation. Botanical artist Elaine Musgrave and her […]

8 tips for hosting the ultimate summer dinner party

8 tips for hosting the ultimate summer dinner party

Whether you’re planning on spending time with the family or catching up with some friends, summer dinner parties are a great way to celebrate the end of a year and the start of a new one.

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Quintessential Queenslander

From London to Queensland. Read all about how a former bank building has become the jewel in the crown of the Queensland town of Emerald.


A Labour of Love

June and David Hodgson have devoted decades to the restoration of their Victorian-era home in the cathedral city of Armidale.


The Ties that Bind

When Mizpah cottage came on the market, Caroline Gabriel knew instantly that it would become a haven to share with her husband, Shaun.

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Restoration Spectacular

Alice and Andrew Duncan took on a 159-year history and a significant building project when they moved to Hughes Park in the heart of the Clare Valley wine country

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Green behind the gold

Queensland couple Simone and Bruce Williams have found their forever home in the lush countryside of the Currumbin Valley Gold Coast hinterland

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Just add water

This welcoming and hospitable couple has created a party central home away from home with their lakeside house close to the national capital.

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Noojee Lea Gardens

The garden at Noojee Lea has grown through the years thanks to the vision of the Curran family and the input of many talented designers and plants people.

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Koonowla’s History

Koonowla’s history dates back almost to the first settlement of South Australia’s Clare Valley and Andrew Michaels is proud to be the current custodian.


Best of both worlds

Jane Phillips and Dave Sherriff are living the best of both worlds, transforming two homes on South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula.


Fast learners

The Festa family may be greenhorns when it comes to farming, but they’re learning fast and loving life in the Scenic Rim.

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